Category Archives: Patient Engagement

Personalized Medicine, Disney Style

By Ulfat Shaikh, MD As a pediatrician, I make it part of my personal continuing education goals to keep up with the latest in children’s entertainment. Big Hero 6, Disney’s latest animated feature film, did not disappoint. It introduced me … Continue reading

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Instituting “Affective Time Outs” at Oregon Health & Science University

By Larissa Guran This year, Oregon Health & Science University rolled out a new medical school curriculum for incoming first year students. “Your MD” is an innovative program, with a completely new schedule and focus; it is replacing the current … Continue reading

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Tulane Medical Students Learn About Health As Well As Health Care

By Jennifer J. Salopek Do doctors who eat better provide better care? Tim Harlan believes they do. Educating medical students and residents about healthy foods and their preparation is central to the mission of the Goldring Center for Culinary Education … Continue reading

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Teaching to the Test: Patient-Centered Care

By Kimberly Hoffman, PhD, and Josh Geltman Successful educational organizations explicitly state their values, develop policies and educational experiences in support of those values, and design measurement tools to evaluate whether those values are routinely and systematically incorporated into daily … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hotspotters: Finding Flow in Chronic Disease Management

Originally posted December 16, 2014 By Jake QuintonMadeline – a nursing student and hotspotting teammate – and I got back in the car after our third home visit with “R,” a woman whose complications from diabetes have landed her in … Continue reading

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What’s Your Bias?

By Javeed Sukhera, MD After a recent consultation,  my patient’s father, a fellow physician, asked me to re-evaluate my recommendations. While I had considered all appropriate practice guidelines and research on the topic, there was an almost obsessive inner monologue … Continue reading

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Notes from the Hotspotters: Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Originally posted November 18, 2014 By Eliza Hutchinson“There was one time when I wasn’t here for seven months in a row,” “Pam” told me. I sat with Pam in her third floor hospital room – the floor on which she always … Continue reading

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Interprofessional Teams Learn PCMH Principles, Improve Diabetes Care at LSU

Medical, nursing, pharmacy, and social work students were brought together in an innovative interprofessional training program at Louisiana State University School of Medicine to deliver diabetes care in a patient-centered medical home model. The research project benefited both patients and … Continue reading

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